I think I’m almost done showing you the items I used for Jamie’s Bridal Shower. Today I’m going to show you how I made some small faux drawers. They even fooled Jamie. She asked me where I got the little drawers, and I told her I made them.
I went through my “stash” and found this narrow very long piece of luan. The thin plywood was cut on the miter saw.
After cutting equal pieces of thin plywood, I set my pieces up and used gorilla wood glue and Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape to hold the pieces together.
You can see, that I use small amounts of wood glue.
I didn't have 90° corner clamps, therefore the painter's tape was very handy. Pin it!
Be sure to allow the wood glue to set up.
One last piece makes up the bottom of the small drawer. I sanded the rough edges. Did you know one of the best ways to sand small items is to keep the sandpaper stationary and move the item around. By keeping the sandpaper in one place and sliding the little “drawer” around, it helped to really smooth out the edges.
I used a sample cream colored paint. But I wanted to add a little more oomph.
So, I did a “dry brush” technique with my Mythic Paint. A board of nails keeps project elevated allowing paint to dry.
Then I added some cute little knobs to make them look like drawers.
I loved how the small faux drawers came in handy to hold the utensils at the wedding shower.
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.